Griffith University

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy



University Location Gold Coast, Queensland
City Population 600,000
Student Population 50,000
Int'l Student Population 8,500
Main Campus Gold Coast
Program Campus Gold Coast or Nathan
Program Duration 4 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $34,000 AUD (2021 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake February 2021
Application Deadline No set deadline*


In the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy program at Griffith University, you will develop the skills needed to work as an occupational therapist to deliver life-changing outcomes. You will learn how to enable people to do the activities—occupations—they need or want to do in order to live a meaningful life, but have difficulty with due to illness, injury, or other disadvantages.

In this degree, you will join a community of students and experts and learn through social media as well as in the classroom.


You will study occupational therapy theory and practice, occupational science, and other sciences such as psychology, sociology, and anatomy. With 1,000 hours of practical placements, starting in first year, you will apply the skills and knowledge to real-life situations preparing you for the wide range of opportunities available to occupational therapists.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy will demonstrate the following application of knowledge and skills:

  • Interventions to optimize occupational performance and engagement, health and well-being, and participation
  • Effective therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Change for the benefit of individuals, communities and populations

Admission Requirements

Completed high school diploma
You must have a high school diploma with one of biology, chemistry, or physics with an average of 78% in the best six university (U, 4U) and/or university/college (U/C, 4M) courses. Grade 12 maths B and chemistry are strongly recommended.

Admission Timeline

*While there is no set application deadline, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.